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Podcast: Tips & Info on LC Results 2020
They're a long time coming, but the calculated grades for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 are being released on Monday the 7th of September. Never in the history of the Leaving Cert have we seen anything like this before so naturally, there is a lot of confusion and questions around it. What do I do if I'm unhappy? Can I defer my course? What happens if I re-sit som...
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Podcast: How To Fill Out Your CAO
It's that time of year again and Leaving Cert students are feeling the pressure. Filling out the CAO form can be a daunting and often stressful experience, especially for those who don't know what they want to do when they leave school. Often 6th year students rush into their choices or make decisions based on other people. The CAO has a big say in what you do with...
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Studying Abroad: Is it for me?
Studying abroad may sound like a daunting option at first, or an option that would never be possible because of costs or because its too complicated. This blog is here to push all the assumptions people have about studying abroad aside or perhaps reveal if there's some truth to them. Natasha is an Irish student in her first year of Psychology in Maastricht...
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Everything you need to know when applying to UCAS
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It's the United Kingdom’s equivalent to the CAO. If you're planning to study a university degree in the UK, you have to apply through UCAS. Last year, I applied through UCAS and am now studying Occupational Therapy (MOccTh) at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. I understand it can be a daunting...
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Everything you need to know about Appealing your Leaving Cert Results
On the day of the Leaving Cert results, not all students are happy if they have not received the grades they had hoped. The appeals process allows students to view their Leaving Cert scripts to see where they may have gone down on marks and if they believe they were not awarded the marks they deserved. In 2018, 9,087 scripts were appealed and 1,453 of these scripts were aw...
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CAO Application Process - Five Things Every 6th Year Should Know
The online CAO application system is open until 1st February 2020 which is the closing date for applications. There is of course the chance to amend your choices right up until July 1st.  Choosing a course will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. To make things a little easier we’ve put together these 5 things every 6th year should know be...